Lachenbruch, Barb

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Professor Emeritus
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

320 Richardson Hall

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1990
M.S. Biological Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1982
B.A., Biology, Swarthmore College, 1979
Research Areas: 
  • Science of Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Management
  • Genetics and Physiology
  • Forest, Wildlife and Landscape Ecology
Research Interests: 
  • Ecophysiology
Form and function in plants, particularly related to water transport, biomechanics, wood anatomy, and wood quality in forest trees. Current research is asking: • the extent to which the existing plant morphology has a legacy role in directing how plants respond to current conditions; • whether the negative effects of stem or root pathogens on a plant’s water relations are mitigated by the plant’s morphological changes; • the relationship of tree radial growth rate to wood quality in outer (mature) wood, in healthy Douglas-fir trees and those with a needle cast disease.

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